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AMTA Selects New Executive Director

November 9, 2018 11:55 AM

American Music Therapy Association Selects New Executive Director, Lee Grossman

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The Board of Directors of the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) is pleased to announce that Lee Grossman has been selected to serve as Executive Director effective January 1, 2019.

“Lee comes to AMTA with a personal connection to music therapy as well as years of nonprofit leadership,” said Amber Weldon-Stephens, Board President.  “He brings new ideas, a desire to strengthen our community and business partnerships, and a commitment to significantly raising the visibility and access to music therapy across the country.”

Grossman’s diverse career spans over 35 years of business leadership experience across the private and nonprofit sectors.  Early in his career, he successfully built and led his own firm providing consulting, management and product development services to the medical community.  He moved to leadership positions in the nonprofit sector after his second son was diagnosed with a neurodevelopmental disability.

At the Autism Society of America and the ASA Foundation, Grossman served as CEO for seven years, overseeing 170 chapters and their networks and 200,000 members and supporters to improve autism education, advocacy, services, research, and support.  Through his leadership, ASA grew and diversified their fundraising, engaged coalitions to support new programs and research, hosted conferences to address needs in the community, and published the Autism Advocate (the most widely read journal in autism), among many other accomplishments.  As CEO of the Association for Vascular Access and the Association for Vascular Access Foundation, Grossman was responsible for the strategic vision, fundraising and growth of the organization. 

Grossman has served on multiple nonprofit boards as well as advisory boards through the National Health Council, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Institutes of Health.  He holds a Master’s degree in Leadership from Georgetown University, a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Hawaii Pacific University, and the Certified Association Executive through the American Society of Association Executives. 

Upon his selection, Grossman commented, “I am honored and excited to lead AMTA into its next era.  AMTA has a solid foundation built on the strengths of its members, volunteers, staff, community partners, and the amazing leadership and service that Dr. Farbman has provided.  As a parent whose children have benefitted from music therapy, I know first-hand the value it provides to healthcare. There are tremendous opportunities ahead for music therapy and its dedicated professionals.  I look forward to working with the leadership of AMTA and expanding its mission to raise the visibility of and access to music therapy services.”   

About AMTA

Representing nearly 8,000 board certified music therapists and over 1,600 music therapy students, along with corporate members and related associations worldwide, AMTA is committed to the advancement of education, training, professional standards, and research in support of the music therapy profession.AMTA conducts a wide variety of programs and provides extensive resources to fulfill its mission to advance public awareness of the benefits of music therapy and increase access to quality music therapy services in a rapidly changing world. For more information, visit: https://www.musictherapy.org/.

 

 

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